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Toshiba color-changing notebook uses nano-technology

Posted in Toshiba by Conner Flynn on January 28th, 2011

Toshiba wants their notebooks to be pretty. Most of them aren’t, but the Dynabook Qosmio T750 aims to fix that. It’s the first color-changing notebook. You won’t be able to control the color changing like you change your wallpaper, but it is cool that it uses nano-technology, allowing it to change from green to blue to purple.

The metallic effect was achieved without using any metal, so it’s a bonus for the environment. Other features include a 2.66GHz Intel Core i5-480M processor, 4GB of RAM, a 750GB hard drive, and a 15.6-inch 1366 x 768 pixel resolution display.

Sony says NGP may run longer on battery, cost more than 3DS

Posted in PSP by Conner Flynn on January 27th, 2011

Sony’s SCEA president Jack Tretton hinted in an interview that the NGP might ease some of the worries on battery life, but not on price. He said that the company would “certainly look to improve” the PSP’s battery life even with the five-inch screen and quad-core hardware. Engadget thinks that means more than the 4.5 to seven hours of typical use.

Regarding price, he hinted that the device might be a bit expensive. We are talking more powerful hardware and hopefully good content. He said, “I think if the quality’s there, then the people will find a way to buy it, within reason,”.

Flip Video camera with Wi-Fi shows up at the FCC

Posted in Cisco by Conner Flynn on January 27th, 2011

An FCC filing has confirmed that Cisco is developing a Wi-Fi version of its Flip Video cameras. The M3260 has been tested using 802.11n Wi-Fi along with the HDMI and USB connectors. The purpose of the wireless is probably to share video on a local network and maybe even upload video directly to YouTube or Facebook.

We don’t know what the camera will be like outside of the Wi-Fi, or when it will ship. It should be $200 or under to fit into the marketplace.

GameStop guesses that Sony PSP NGP will cost $999.99

Posted in PSP by Conner Flynn on January 27th, 2011

Sony’s Next Generation Portable (PSP2) has been called a PS3 for your pocket. It is codenamed the NGP. So how much does it cost? Sony has no answer to that yet, but GameStop has the device up for pre-order and they have a price in mind. The Sony NGP page on their website has an estimated price of $999.99.

They probably just want to make it look like it had a price cut the day it comes out. Sneaky. Sony hasn’t mentioned when they will be announcing the actual price, but with the device is scheduled for an end of year release.

Evil Controllers calls February Girl-Gamer Month, intros Modded Pink Xbox Controllers

Posted in Xbox 360 by Conner Flynn on January 27th, 2011

They are plenty of girl gamers out there, but they don’t always get recognition. Well, they do now. Evil Controllers has the labeled February Girl Gaming Month and they will be releasing a girl-gamer-friendly controller and bundle.

The new modded controllers are pink, but still bad-ass enough to kick your butt in COD. In February, a Pink Camo controller will be available as well as a Girl Gamer Evil Bundle. The bundle will include the Pink Camo controller with a basic Auto burst mod that can be upgraded; a tank top released from Evil vs. Evil; an extra pair of Evil Sticks; and Evil’s signature keychain. Prices range from $79.99 to $154.99.

Asus Lamborghini USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive

Posted in ASUS by Conner Flynn on January 27th, 2011

Damn that portable hard drive looks fast. Really. Like it’s about to burn rubber. Adding to their growing list of Lamborghini products, Asus has launched another Lamborghini themed accessory for your computer, the Asus Lamborghini USB 3.0 portable hard drive.

The Asus Lamborghini USB 3.0 portable hard drive comes with either 500GB or 750GB of storage and is compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0. It will be available in two colors, silver and black and plays nice withl Windows 7, Vista and XP.

Verizon iPhone 4 orders begin February 3rd

Posted in iPhone by Conner Flynn on January 27th, 2011

If you have been drooling over the new Verizon iPhone 4, Verizon will start taking orders on the 3rd of February, according to an email that was sent to the folks over at Mac Rumors. Apparently existing Verizon customers will be able to order the iPhone 4 from the 3rd of February, while new customers will have to wait another week.

Looks like Verizon will also be offering existing iPhone owners a deal to trade in their iPhone with the purchase a Verizon iPhone, offering from $60 for an iPhone 2G up to $360 for an 32GB iPhone 4.

FIRE concept watch is sure to be hot

Posted in Watches by Conner Flynn on January 27th, 2011

This concept watch is hot. The design is on fire. No really it’s named FIRE. It looks awesome and if it ever gets made for real it is sure to burn a hole in your wallet as well. The hour and minute hands are lit by LEDs that simulate torch-style cigarette lighters.

But sadly you can’t actually light a cigarette with it, still it is unique and we always love that. I guess a real lighter attached to your wrist is a bad idea anyway.

Econut concept iPad case made from coconut fibers

Posted in Concepts by Conner Flynn on January 27th, 2011

Out of all the cases we have seen for the iPad, none of them have been made from coconuts before. The Econut iPad case concept is an iPad protective cover with a slim keyboard that works over Bluetooth.

The design is pretty sexy and sleek. It’s crazy. It’s nuts. Coconuts that is. What’s next? An iPad case made from banana skins? Wouldn’t surprise us one bit. I wonder what the texture would be like.

Park Assist helps you remember where you parked

Posted in Automotive by Conner Flynn on January 27th, 2011

It’s a pain when park your car in a shopping mall, go do some shopping and forget where you parked your car when you are done. So many of us have the same cars. It’s a nightmare. Park Assist can help. The Park Assist is a high resolution digital camera designed for just this situation.

Just enter your car plate at a park assist kiosk, and the camera, using license plate scanning, will scan the lot to locate your car for you. Simple solution. When your car is located the kiosk will point out where it is on a map and show you a picture of your car.

Facebook denies branded HTC phone

Posted in Facebook by Conner Flynn on January 27th, 2011

Once again Facebook has denied yet another rumor that a FB-branded handset is coming. There will be no facebook HTC device. Facebook addicts will just have to wait and hope.

Dan Rose, head of business development at the company, came forward with the following statement: “This is really just another example of a manufacturer who has taken our public APIs (application programming interfaces) and integrated them into their device in an interesting way. The rumors around there being something more to this HTC device are overblown.”

Sony MDR-XB1000, MDR-XB41EX and MDR-XB21EX headphones

Posted in Sony by Conner Flynn on January 27th, 2011

Sony is debuting three new and colorful headphones in Japan. The MDR-XB1000 model offers enhanced bass and are traditional over-the-ear style.

Sony’s other two new offerings, the MDR-XB41EX and MDR-XB21EX earbuds are both high-end, with unique designs and a whole bunch of color choices. We don’t have any word on pricing yet, or any idea when they will hit the states, if at all.

MSi unveils Sandy Bridge Gaming Notebook GT680R-008US

Posted in Notebooks by Conner Flynn on January 27th, 2011

Looking for a new gaming notebook? The MSi GT680R-008US, which is equipped with Intel’s new Sandy Bridge platform might be what you want. It’s powered by an Intel Core i7-2630QM CPU with 8GB of RAM and a total of 1TB of storage from a pair of 500GB 7200 rpm HDDs. It also packs an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M with 1.5GB of DDR5 RAM.

Other features include 802.11b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, THX TruStudio Pro, MSI TDE technology to help squeeze the most from your machine with accelerated CPU performance and MSI Cooler Boost technology. It also has USB 3.0 ports, built-in 720p HD webcam, and HDMI output.

Trim Slice Pocket-friendly Desktop PC

Posted in Desktop PCs by Conner Flynn on January 27th, 2011

CompuLab has announced the launch of the Trim Slice portable computer. The compact device measures just 130mm x 95mm x 15mm and features both HDMI and Dual-Link DVI ports for twin displays, a fanless metal chassis, 1GB of RAM, WiFi b/g/n and Gigabit Ethernet.

Some other features include Bluetooth, a full-sized SDHC slot and a microSDHC slot, up to 64GB of SATA SSD storage and S/PDIF digital audio. The Trim Slice pocket-friendly desktop PC will go on sale in April 2011.

Ultrasonic Speakers are for your ears only

Posted in Speakers by Conner Flynn on January 27th, 2011

Are you tired of dealing with angry neighbors who aren’t happy with the volume of your music? The new ultrasonic Klang speaker can help. It’s just a concept right now, but these speakers are designed to send a narrow beam of sound directly to the listener, while being inaudible to others.

The speakers send out sound in an ultrasonic frequency around 30,000 Hz. The sound travels straight ahead and creates music inside your ears if you are in it’s path. They can be adjusted in different directions to make the sound feel like its coming from somewhere else too.